2003-04-05

Subject: Vaccine Associated Sarcoma

Vaccine Associated Sarcoma is a feline cancer associated with
vaccinations. As most vaccines are administered to the scruff
of the neck, the cancer is difficult to treat and almost always
a death sentence for the cat.

Many vets are now switching to giving all vaccines in the leg as
a precaution. If a lump develops and is diagnosed as cancer, it
is possible to amputate the leg to prevent the spread of the
disease.

If you cat is an indoor only cat, it is often not necessary to 
vaccinate your cat for every possible disease. The most common
vaccines to avoid are FeLv and FIP. It is always a good idea to
discuss an appropriate vaccine schedule with your vet.

Please feel free to visit http://disc.server.com/Indices/3659.html
or http://disc.server.com/Indices/181643.html to discuss your
experiences with shots and vet visits.

Tamara

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